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great company great company great company

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Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

competitive, smart people, creative, awesome

Cons

work life balance, business changes, reviews, software

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Pays well - but overly bureaucratic, too many under-performing employees,

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    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits - which are going away in 2013
    Good pay, especially stock + bonus once you reach the principal level and beyond
    Lots of interesting projects & technologies available, with interesting scalability problems
    Good career advancement opportunities given how big the organization is, if you want to move into management/leadership roles

    Cons

    Too big, bureaucratic
    Lots of empire building leading to under-performers getting hired for jobs that they are not qualified for
    People who just don't care about what they're building
    If you work in the Silicon Valley office, communication/coordination issue with HQ and frequent traveling up to Redmond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring some passion back into the game, trim the fat

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Cares about it's employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    On the edge of technology, challenging work , smart people to work with

    Cons

    Stocks not growing , quality of people dropping , not clear focus of direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clarity in direction and focus needed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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